Edward R. Murrow High School in Midwood wins City High School Chess Championship

Edward R. Murrow High School won the national chess title last year.

Edward R. Murrow High School won the national chess title last year. (1/13/14)

MIDWOOD - A Midwood high school has been named the city's best chess team and the students now have their sights set on winning the state and national titles.

Edward R. Murrow High School has won the city championship 18 times since 1981, when Eliot Weiss first became coach. The high school won the national title last year.

Weiss says chess teaches the students strategy and planning, and students call being on the chess team a great experience.

The team goes on to the state championship in Saratoga Springs in March.

For more on the chess champions from Edward R. Murrow High School, click the video to the left in this article or visit Channel 612.

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